Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1928. Leather_bound. Four volumes. Large octavo. Abraham Lincoln 1809 - 1858. By Albert Jeremiah Beveridge. The Manuscript Edition is limited to one thousand copies printed at the Riverside Press which this is number 94 . A handsome set with four handed coloured photographic views of the Lincoln Memorial with tissue-guard, four photogravure portrait frontispiece with capationed tissue-guard with additional thirty-two plates and maps scene. The Manuscript Edition containing to the front free endpaper of volume one a leaf of Beveridge's original writings manuscript page in pencil a six line text by Beveridge, Original crushed three quarter red morocco (bound at the Riverside Press, ink stamp signed to front free-endpaper) flat bands to spine forming in compartments, gilt titles direct to second and fourth panels , gilt single and duble line frames in compartments, red cloth boards, top edge gilt, untrimmed edge, tan endpaper.
New York: The Grolier Society, 1900s. Leather_bound. Sixteen volumes. Octavo. The Life of Napoleon and Memoirs. 4 volumes Memoirs of Napoleon by Louis Antoine Fauvelet De Bourrienne, 6 volumes The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte by William Hazlitt, 6 volumes Memoirs of Madame Junot (Duchesse D' Abrantès). The Empire Edition is limited to four hundred and twenty-five copies which this is number 59 and printed by The Colonial Press. Illustrated colored engravings to frontispiece of each volumes with title tissue guard. Finely bound set in three quarter maroon morocco between cloth boards, top edge gilt, spine five raised bands with gilt motif of napoleonic emblems of stylized fluer-de-lis and wreath, gilt titles, maroon cloth endpapers. Excellent set in fine condition.
Edinburgh: John Grant, 1905. Leather_bound. Twelve volumes. Octavo. The Novels of the Brontè Sisters. The Thornton Edition, Edited by Temple Scott. Title include Wuthering Heights, Villette, Shirley, The Professor, Agnes Grey, The Tenant of Windfell Hall, Jane Eyre, Life of Charlotte Brontè, Illustrated to set. Bound in three quarter red morocco, gilt motif to spine, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper.
London: Smith, Elder and Comany, 1880. Leather_bound. Eleven volumes. Small octavo. Twelfth edition. Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browinings. Portait frontispiece. Bound in three quarter green morocco, (spine faded to brown), marbled boards, gilt title, raised bands, all edges gilt, marbled endpaper.
London: George Routledge and Sons, 1922. Leather_bound. Two volumes. Folio. Early English Furniture and Woodwork by Herbert Cescinsky and Ernest R. Gribble. Photogravures illustrations.The early woodworkers his life, tools and methods, Gothic Wood Workers, Wood Panelling and Mantels, Timber House, Porches and Doors, Staircase, Chest and Standing Cupboards, Walnut Chairs, Tables, Clocks, Lacquer Works, Cabinet, etc.Bound in half brown morocco with brown cloth boards, gilt spine and titles, raised bands, decorative endpaper.
London: Cassell and Company Limited, 1941. Full leather. Seven volumes. Octavo. FIRST EDITION. [1941-1946] . War Speeches by The Right Hon. Winston Spencer Churchill. Compiled by Randolph Churchill (vol. 1) and Charles Eade (vols 2-7). Photographic portrait frontispiece, illustrated with maps charts and diagrams. Title in this series are Into Battle; The Unrelenting Struggle; The End of The Beginning; Onwards To Victory; The Dawn of Liberation and Secret Session Speeches. Handsomely bound in modern full red morocco spines with gilt lettering and rampant lions,raised bands, boards single gilt-ruled, all edges gilt.
Waltham, England: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1945. Full leather. One volume. Quarto. Napoleon's Memoirs (Cosway Binding). Bound in one volume titles included Corsca, Toulon, The War with Italy of Castglione, Naval Battle of Aboukir, Egypt, Marengo, etc. Handsomely bound in full red morocco with a large portrait miniture of Naploeon insert under glass on to the front cover by Bayntun Binders, gilt decorations to covers and spine of Napolen emblems and large central gilt crest of Napoleon Shield of Armour to rare cover. gilt title, raised bands, leather and gilt turn-ins, top edge gilt.A handsome Cosway Binding.
London: Henry Colburn, 1825. Leather_bound. Four volumes. Octavo. Journal Of The Private Life And Conversations Of The Emperor Napoleon At Saint Helena, by The Count De Las Cases. Illustrated with four hand colored plates engraved portraits, illustrations and maps.Bound in three quarter red morocco by Morrell Binders, spine emblems of napoleonic bees, wreath, eagle, raised bands,gilt title, all edge gilt,
London and Phladelphia: Chapman and Hall, and J.B. Lippincott Company, 1900 Circa. Leather_bound. Thirty volumes. Octavo. The Complete Works of Charles Dickens, with illustrations by Hablot Knight Browne. Title include Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, Edwin Drood, Pickwick Papers, Little Dorrit, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Christmas Books, Tales of Two Cities, Our Mutual Friend, Barnaby Roudge, Dombey and Son, etc.Bound in three quarter brown morocco over cloth boards, spine floral gilt decorations, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt, tan marbled endpaper. A handsome set.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1906. Full leather. Forty volumes Octavo. The Works of Charles Dickens. The extra illustrated edition is limited to seven hundred and fifty sets. Illustrated by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz"), Frederick Bernard, George Cattermole, George Cruikshank, Daziel, F.O.C. Darley, John Leech, Robert Seymour, ("Kyd") Joseph Clayton Clarke and others.Contemporary full brown crushed morocco. Covers decoratively tooled in gilt design within fillet borders, spine elaborately tooled and letter in gilt in compartments with five raised bands, inner covers with a central green leather morocco and gilt fillet design, silk tan water doublures, top edge gilt. A splendid illustrated set and a handsome full leather binding.
London: MacMillan and Company, 1919 -1920. Full calf. Thirty-seven volumes. The Works of Thomas Hardy " Mellstock Editions" consists of five hundred copies signed to the limitation page by the author. Portrait fontispiece.Bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in full contemporary blue calf, triple gilt ruled to covers, spine with five raised bands gilt in compartments with dense floral decorations, third and fourth panels gilt with maroon title labels, top edge gilt, decorative endpaper, gilt turn-ins, A handsome and fine set of the best edition.
London: Thomas Nelson, 1966. Full Leather. One volume. Quarto, First Edition. Wine by Hugh Johnson. How its made Red Table Wine, White Table Wine, Aperitifs Sherry-Champangne other sparkling wine, and vineyard from the world Europe, France, Burgundy, Bordeaux, The Rine and Moselle, Northern California and South-east Australia. Photogravures illustrations throughout.Bound in full striking red crushed morocco, covers and spine composed of scrolling interlacing tendrils and leaves gilt, gilt title, all edges gilt, decorative endpaper, gilt turn-ins, original cover- wrapper bound into the rare of book.
London: Macmillan and Company Limited, 1913 - 1938, Thirty-one volumes. Octavo. The Bombay Edition of the Works, Poems, Novels, of Rudyard Kipling. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. This edition Consists of 1050 copies printed by R. and R Clarke from the Florence Press TYPE, designed by Herbert P. Horne and lent by Chatto and Windus which hand-made paper bearing the watermark "RK", blue and black title pages. The works include Plain Tales From The Hills, From Sea To Sea, The Jungle Book, The Second Jungle Book, Just So Stories, The Days Work, Kim, Puck Of Pook's Hill, A Books Of Words, Many Inventions, A Book of Words, Captain Courageous, Reward And Fairies, Wee Willie Winkle, etc. Handsomely bound by Aspery ( gilt stamp lower inside covers) navy blue morocco between cloth boards, top edge gilt, spine single gilt-rule in compartments between raised banding, second and third panels gilt titles, blue decorative endpaper, untrimmed edges. A splendid and collected set.
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1922. Full leather. One volume. octavo. First American Edition. [Women's History, Golf, Sportings] Cecil Leitch. Portrait frontispiece and 54 black and white golfing and other photographic illustrations. Golfing instructions fron Cecil Leitch, a trail-blazing women golfer whose dress attracted as much attention as did her physicality, a restrictive dress for women players of the time, to become the first women golfer to have loose fitting clothes. First women golfers to play against and defeat men to become a four-time British Amateur Champion, Four-time French Amateur Champion, one-time Canadian Champion. Recently bound in full green morocco, covers single gilt-rule, spine gilt decorations, raised bands, gilt title, alledges gilt, green marbled endpaper, original blue cloth covers bound into rare.
London: Lawrence and Bullen, Limited, 1904. Leather_bound. Four volumes. Folio. A History of English Furniture by Percy Macquoid. With plates in colour after Shirley Slocombe, and numerous illustrations selected and arranged by the author. The Age of Oak , The Age Mahogany, The Age of Walnut.Bound In three quarter red morocco, cloth boards, gilt titles, raised bands, top edge gilt,
London: Constable and Company, 1925. Full leather. One volume. Octavo. First Edition. Robert E. Lee, the Soldier. A History of the Civil War of 1861 - 65. Frontispiece portrait illustration and views of maps and plans. Recent bound in full navy blue morocco, boards single gilt - rule, spine gilt motif of musket rifle, raised bands, gilt title, all edges gilt, marbled endpaper.
London: Henry Sotheran, 1869. Full leather. Two volumes. Large Folio. The Mansions Of England In The Olden Times. Illustrated with 104 hand-coloured plates. 4 volumes bound into 2 volumes. Bound in the publisher's full red morocco, covers and spine gilt title motif, raised bands, marbled endpaper. A rare set.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1939. Leather_bound. Six volumes. Octavo. First Edition. Abraham Lincoln The War Years With The Prairie Years, by Carl Sandburg with Hour hundred and fourteen half-tones of photographs and two hundred and forty-nine cuts of cartoons, letters, documents. Bound in three quarter red morocco spine gilt in compartments of united states shield, banners, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt, decorative endpaper.
London: Robert Tyas, 1843. Leather_bound. Four volumes. Thick quarto. The Plays of William Shakspere. Comedies, Tragedies, Historical Plays, Sonnets, Poems, Memoir and Essay. Extra illustrated with wood engravings by Kenny Meadow.Bound in three quarter maroon morocco, marbled boards, spine gilt motif decorations, gilt title, raised bands, marbled endpaper, all edges marbled.
London: Smith, Elder and Company, 1878. Full leather. Twenty-six volumes. Thick quartos. The Complete Writings of William Makepeace Thackeray. Extra illustrated to set with portrait frontispiece. Limited to one -thousand copies which this is number 232, Handsomely bound in full brown morocco, spine gilt floral dence decorations between raised banding, red and tan gilt title labels, all edges gilt, boards triple gilt ruled and floral gilt relief to corner, gilt turn-ins, blue marbled endpaper.
Philadelphia: J.B. LIppincott Company, 1894. Leather_bound. Five volumes. Octavo. The History of the French Revolution 1789-1800. Translated with notes and illustrations from Frederick Shoberl, forty illustrations on steel engraved by William Breatbatch. Bound in three quarter blue morocco, marbled boards, spine gilt in compartments of napoleonic wreath emblems, bees and eagle, gilt title, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper.
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1931. Leather_bound. Forty-two volumes. Small octavo. The Writings of Anthony Trollope.Title included Darchester Towers, Can You Forgive Her, The Warden, Lady Anna, Belton Estate, Castle Richmond, Eye For Eye, The American Senator, The Duke Children's, Doctor Thorne, The Way We Live Now, Phineas Finn, The Small House At Allinghton, The Eustace Diamonds, The Last Chronicle of Borset, etc.Bound in three quarter red morocco over marbled board, raised bands, gilt title, top edge gilt.A splendid deluxe set.
London: George Barrie and Sons, 1899. Full leather. Twenty-four volumes. Octavo. Secret Memoirs of the Courts of Europe From the 16th to the 19th Century. With one hundred-sixty illustrations, including hand-coloured frontispiece and photogravures plates throughout, all in double- suite in sepia and Hand-coloured. Edition De L Ètoile, number 80 0f 200 numbered copies, printed on Japanese Vellum. Bound in full green morocco, gilt spine with red leather onlays, with magnificent doublures of green morocco with brown inlaid morocco of arabesque design on front and back covers with moire silk endpapers. all edges gilt. Consists of "Secret Memoirs" of Marie Antoinette, Empress Josephine, Henry Swinburne, Marguerite de Valois, Louis XIV, Louis XV, Madame de Montespan, Willam II of Germany and Francis Joseph, Courts of St. Petersburg, Austria, St. Cloud, Berlin, Sweden, Denmark, and the Royal Family of France during the Revolution.
New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1902. Leather_bound. Ten volumes. Thick octavo. The Complete Writings of Walt Whitman. This edition is printed on Ruisdael hand-made paper and is limited to three hundred sets of which this is number 202. The writings issued unders the editorial supervision of his literary executors Richard Maurice Bucke, Thomas B. Harned and Horace T. Traubel with additional bibliographical and critical materials prepared by Oscar Lovell Triggs.The Paumanok Edition, portarit illustrations to frontispiece with red and green title pages.Handsomely bound in three quarter green morocco, marbled boards, spine floral gilt decorations in six compartments between raised banding, gilt title to second and fourth panels, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper.